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Stories Hidden in a Baseball Box Score

Stories Hidden in a Baseball Box Score

I never knew my father’s father. He was a lineman for the county, and got himself fried long before I arrived. No one wanted to talk about him. I know him best through a paper bag full of newspaper clippings that he cut from the Nashville Tennessean. He was a baseball...

George Costanza Was Channeling Kierkegaard

George Costanza Was Channeling Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard believed that philosophy begins, not with thought, but with existence: an egalitarian life lived passionately within a world of absurdity. George Costanza, the Seinfeldian Everyman who extracted more than should be expected from a life lived absurdly...

Annie in Wonderland

Annie in Wonderland

In which we learn that the grass is not always greener on the other side. The trouble started when I left my jacket in the car. Or maybe it started when the plane touched down in Denver. Or maybe it started in 1975... If you attended college in the 70's, you smoked...

A Cornucopia of Country Covers

A Cornucopia of Country Covers

The themes of real country music - the pleasures and aches of Life and Love - are timeless, are worth repeating. The pain you feel today is the same pain that your great grandfather felt. He was just more stoic about it because he didn't have Twitter to share his hurt...

The Earworm: Explained by SCIENCE!

The Earworm: Explained by SCIENCE!

Guest post by Gavin Baker Why is 'Ghost,' that song by Halsey, stuck in my head? Why do certain songs bore into our ears and latch onto our brains like musical maggots? It's a controversial question, involving individual tastes and preferences. But everyone can agree...

There Once Was A Deer From Australia

There Once Was A Deer From Australia

An Original Limerick in Four Stanzasby Reverb Raccoon There once was a deer from AustraliaWho developed a taste for azaleasBut he couldn’t find noneFrom Perth to MelbourneSo he caught the next plane for Georgia Upon seeing the azaleas in bloomThe deer immediately...

Five Songs to Fry Your Aux Cord

Five Songs to Fry Your Aux Cord

The blood and lifeline of a car trip, it is handed around the car so that all the homies can partake in playing their sweet jams until some shitter plays Nickleback then the aux cord is immediately yanked and not to be returned to said homie. -- Urban Dictionary,...

Facebook Makes Me Nervous

Facebook Makes Me Nervous

Facebook makes me nervous. I used Facebook for a while, and then I stopped using it. And when I started using it again, they had made a few updates. And, since then, I've always had the feeling that I'm doing something wrong. I have these two Facebook pages and...

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